Thursday, December 31, 2009

Excuses, excuses

I'm still sorry guys. I keep trying to get the energy to write a nice post, and I just can't do it. A lot has happened in the past couple of weeks involving my family, and I'm really pretty depressed about it. I might write about it at some point, but it's all so sad and depressing and embarrassing that I don't know if I can. It's really hard to write a post about anything else though with so much on my mind. I just don't know what to do at this point.

Still reading you. Miss you guys.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Oops...

I'm sorry that I have been MIA, blog buddies. I miss and love you all and am still reading you. Work and life are just very busy right now and I haven't had the energy to post during my free time. I have 3 days of work left before my 11 DAY VACATION(!!!) so I will be back very soon. Wait for me?

In the meantime: Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas. I wish you all the best this holiday season and I can't wait to start blogging with you guys again.

See you soon!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

I'm baaaaack

I suck. I'm so sorry that I have abandoned you all for so long. I missed you, I swear! Because it's been so long I will make this post in list form so that I can clear the clutter from my brain and start anew tomorrow.

- Thanksgiving/my birthday weekend was awesome. Geoff and I each had two dinners and were STUFFED by the end of Thursday, but we got to see lots of family so that was nice. I also had an extra visit with my dad and brother on Friday, before going out to the Old Port for drinks with two of my friends. It was so good to see them and I got to wear a cute new sweater dress that Geoff's mom got me for my birthday. Saturday morning my mom took us out to breakfast and that night we went to a big party for one of Geoff's friends. It was so great to see everyone. Four days was a nice amount of time to be there. I didn't feel so rushed like I usually do and while we did a lot and visited lots of people, I still felt like we had plenty of relaxing down time.

- Though the people at my job drive me up the wall (every. single. day.), some great things have happened at work that I am so thankful for. My benefits FINALLY kicked in (I waited a year) and this university offers a top notch health insurance plan that's pretty inexpensive as well as vacation and sick time, holiday pay, etc. Also, because we didn't get raises this year and things have been so dismal what with budget cuts, we got two great Christmas gifts:

  1. Four extra paid vacation days at Christmas. This means that I will have from December 24-January 3 off and still get paid in full. Freaking awesome.
  2. Earlier this week we got a surprise bonus check. This place has never given out holiday bonuses before and these were REALLY decent checks. We're not talking $50-100 here. I was sky high the day we found out. Now I can afford to get Christmas gifts for people and to go out for New Year's Eve with friends! So happy.

- I'm pretty upset about Obama's plan to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan. Not only because it will cost us $30 billion a year that should go to helping people here who have lost jobs and can't feed their families, but because that means people I know are going to be sent overseas sooner than expected. I found out yesterday that the first to go will be 1,000 Marines from where my brother is stationed and they will leave before Christmas. My heart sank. I spoke to him last night though and he's pretty sure that he won't be sent until later since he just got back 6 months ago. That made me feel a little better. I do feel for my old college roommate though. She just got married and moved to Fort Drum with her husband who is in the army. A large group from there will be leaving in January even though originally they weren't supposed to go until October. It'd be a terrible surprise for her if he got sent so much earlier than expected so here's hoping he doesn't go quite yet.

- What. The. Hell. Patriots? Geoff and I went to a bar to watch the Monday night football game since it was on ESPN and we don't have cable. It was ugly. Luckily there was pizza, buffalo wings, and beer to make it a little better, but it still sucked. Tom Brady's lackluster performance also seriously hurt my Fantasy team so it was a double blow. Freakin' football.

- I can't wait to decorate for Christmas! I'm trying to get into the Christmas spirit right away since it always goes by so fast and I really want to enjoy it. I love this time of year, but it just blows by so fast every year. I've gotten some shopping done but still have quite a bit to go. It helps that I have a week and a half vacation to look forward to along with it! Also, Rudolph was on CBS last night so watching that was fun. Why are these specials on so early now though? I totally had no idea that it would be on and I would have been so sad if I had missed it. I know, I'm weird...but I love those specials!

What's new with all of you?